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    What makes a great city? The breadth and diversity of the C40 network might suggest that the unique circumstance of each city’s development makes it difficult to generalize. And yet years of urban planning experience have allowed experts to extract some basic principles on what a great city entails. Great cities have great parks. Great cities have fantastic public transit systems. Great cities are built for people, not cars. Great cities are sustainable.

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    Together these two cities represent nearly 20 milion urban citizens.

    Today, during the U.S.-China Climate Leaders Summit in Los Angeles, the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group announced the addition of Chinese megacities Guangzhou and Nanjing to its global network of cities tackling climate change and driving urban action that reduces both greenhouse gas emissions and climate risks, whilst increasing well-being for urban citizens.

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    C40 Chair, Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes and China's Premier Li Keqiang just held a landmark meeting on topics including the advancement of climate action in Chinese cities. In November 2014, President Xi signaled China’s commitment to finding solutions to climate change when he announced the nation’s targets to peak CO2 emissions around 2030 or earlier and to increase to 20 percent the share of its energy from non-fossil fuel sources by 2030 – a goal that cities can help to reach.

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    As the world gears up for a year of climate action on the Road to Paris, cities in key countries are garnering major international attention. To that end, this month’s issue of Cities Today, a monthly magazine for urban planners and other city experts, features a special focus area on Chinese cities, including an interview with C40 Executive Director Mark Watts and Special Adviser to the C40 Chair Rodrigo Rosa on the network’s strategy for China.

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